Friday, October 7, 2011


So my one and only daughter Shauna is officially engaged!!  The date has been set for October 27, 2012 and will be in a 100 year old barn on her future in-laws property.  We are aming for barn meets chic, with chandeliers and antique plates.  The planning has begun and has consumed a lot of my time.    It is pretty incredible how much goes into planning a wedding.  I never had a wedding, so it makes it more special.   Oh, and yes I am stitching something for her wedding.  I pulled out a pattern that I purchased years ago (I guess for this moment) Lavender and Lace "Our Wedding", and have a new start.  I figure I have 1 year and that it will help me get my mind off of all the crazyness. 

As soon as we have the colors picked out I will post pictures, along with my progress of Our Wedding.

Thanks for following me....happy fall!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Way too long!!

I know it has been such a long time since I have posted.  I was sort of waiting to get my Village at Hawk Run Hollow framed.  In the meantime, I had a "staycation" which allowed us to have some work done around the house.  Since I work from home most of the week having my office re-done has been great.  We had crown moulding added and new windows installed.  I changed the color of my office and now have a wall dedicated to my samplers.

I purchased two antique samplers that are at the framers and will pick them up this weekend and will add them to my sampler wall.  I started Houses of Hawk Run Hollow and am on the 2nd block, I am having a really hard time sticking with it.  I have so many others that I want to start, so I might start an A & E sampler and swtich between the two.  I will let you know what I decide to do and post some pictures of my progress on HoHRH (and whatever else) I decide to

Thanks for sticking with my blog, even though I have not been posting frequently.  I am really going to try harder to post each week.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!!



Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Back to Basics I admit it, the 15 projects in 15 days just made me insane.  Granted it is always fun to start something new, but to me it has been overwhelming.  I hate to say this buy I really have not been in the stitching mood, really trying to get motivated again.  I have decided to just concentrate on one or two projects instead of 15.  My first goal is to finish the back stitching on VoHRH, yeah, yeah, I should have done it while I did each box but since I use Q-Snaps I didn't want to mess anything up.  Hopefully the BS won't take too long.  In the meantime I have been securing more stash, mainly A & E's. I will take pictures of them and post soon. 

The weather in Orange County has been pretty spring like with the exception with the wet weekend we had.  It is supposed to be 89 degrees tomorrow and hot for the next 2 days, I guess we can't complain.

I hope everyone had a terrific St. Patrick's Day!!!....and now looking forward to Spring!!

Thanks for hanging with my me during my absence.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I joined!!

I know it has been awhile since my last post but with the holidays and know the drill.  I did however join the "2011 Challenge", 15 new starts in 15 days.  The only modification I made is to alternate new starts with WIP's, otherwise I will have too many WIP'  With all my good intentions of starting this challenge I threw my back out, the funny thing is I don't really know how I did it.  I have been reading some of the blogs and a lot of people have decided to join the "Challenge" and some have modified it but none like One Stitch at a Time.  She is doing a new start a day for the entire month.  I really love that idea and can't wait to see her progress for the entire year.

The following is a list of my starts and WIP's so far:

1.  In the Forrest by La D Da
2.  Summer Ball by Sandy Littlejohn-WIP
3.  Marblehead Sampler from Sampler & Antique Needlework Spring 2007
4.  ?
5.  ?

I realize I am a day off, I was not able to stitch on Sunday because of my back pain, so I will make up the day along the way.

I got a new camera for Christmas the Canon EOS Rebel T2i and am planning to take a lot more pictures of my needlework.  If I feel better today I will take pictures of my starts so far and post them tomorrow.  I did have an organized list of projects I wanted to start but I decided to start on ones that I have kitted up already.  So at this point I am taking it day by day, which I kind of like, makes the day a mystery as to what my new start or WIP that I will bring out. 

An update on my VoHRH, I finally finished all the stitching now I am going back and doing the backstitching.  Since I am using Q-Snaps I decided to save the BS for last but I should have this completely finished soon.

Thanks for reading and following....check back for pictures!!